Papered Shinto SukeNobu Wakizashi
Signature: Dewa no Kami Minamoto SukeNobu
Forging Pattern: Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Midare in Nie with pools of ko Nie
Dimensions: Blade Length: 21.4 inchesNakago: 5.75 inches
Overall Condition: Excellent, high quality Japanese polish and shirasaya with NTHK papers (70-85 points). SukeNobu was a student of Kawachi no Kami Kunisuke. Both smith's blades are ranked as Wazamono which is a top ranking for the cutting ability of the smiths swords. This is an impressive blade with a strong active hamon with sprays and pools of nie and very well defined grain structure.